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about all of that and get all of latest including what's happening out in the state of michigan. but first, we take time out for today's current news update. lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. americans are calling for a major overhaul of the republican party. especially when it comes to the g.o.p.'s pro rich policies. according to a new bloomberg national poll, 87% of people say it's time for some type of change. even support within the republican party is low. only 16% of g.o.p. members think their party is fine the way it is. nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows favorability is slipping. only 30% of those respondents see the party in a positive light. 45% say they don't approve. at issue here is the view of republicans as the party of the rich. voters say it is time to broaden the base and change what they value. some big topics include gay marriage immigration and abortion rights. if republicans are looking to change their stanc
. controversial right-to-work measures will soon be the law of the land in michigan. republican governor rick snider signed the law despite wide protests at the capitol. the law will make it illegal for a union employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. >> let's explain that. just for half a second. then we'll go on. right to work, what does it mean? people ask me, what does it mean? it means unions can force somebody to pay them if they want to get a job in the state of michigan. >> well, what it means is, if you get a job, the union extracts money from your paycheck for the dues for union dues. >> well, yeah. >> automatically. >> automatically. >> you've got no choice. oh, you want to work here? well, you've got to pay us. >> right. >> what if i don't want to pay you? what if i don't want to support the candidates you support? what if they're the antithesis of my values? too bad. and so i've never understood this. >> governor snider says it was the unions who started the fight in the first place. by trying to add collective bargaining rights in the state's constitution.
point, bracing for protests. thousands battling over michigan's right to work. will the governor reconsider the controversial measure. >>> and president obama and house speaker boehner mum on fiscal cliff negotiations. and a sign that a deal could be near. >>> new world order, the economy growing at an enormous rate in china, and in a few years it will surpass the u.s. what it means, coming up. >>> dozens of homes damaged in the south, ripping off roofs and damaging trees. more to come. stamp watch, straight ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school
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. the republican war on labor unions goes on and on in the state of michigan, from wisconsin to ohio and now to michigan we've got to fight back and we will. plus all of the news of the day. but first, we get the latest. start off with today's current news update from lease a ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. as bill mentioned, president obama is taking his fiscal cliff campaign back on the road again today. he is headed today redford, michigan where he will tour a diesel plant and speak to middle class workers. he will push his plan to raise encloses above 250 -- to raise taxes above $250,000 a year. president obama met with house speaker boehner for the first time in more than three weeks. the house is still refuseing to pass obama's tax plan much less agree to other policies. josh earnest is not giving any details into yesterday's. some republicans are coming around on improving higher tax rates for the wealthy. bob corker said on fox news sunday, obama does have the upper hand on taxes
of the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners. mark, i will start with you. you heard from the nra a real focus not so much on guns, really talking about mental illness. they talked about tracking people who are mentally ill and pretty much everything, not about taking away guns but adding more guns. what did you make of their news conference today? >> you know, as somebody who's watched the organization for a while, my dad was a licensed gun dealer in colorado, i know a lot of nra members, it was a really surprising performance. the nra is usually quite smart. then again, they've never been under pressure like this. the truth is, it struck me as incoherent and bordering on detached from reality. talking about things lapierre gets paid a lot of money to talk about on a regular basis. it was not the time to say things even nra members don't believe. i think it is important as we have this debate that nra members are not the washington leadership. they're two very different things. nra members want commonsense gun laws. the washington leadership fights very hard against them. you're going t
to have an armed staff member and called gun control advocates naive. michigan will not allowed concealed carry in schools or churches. governor rick snyder vetoed that bill saying public institutions need the legal authority to ban weapons from their building if they choose. on both sides of the aisle opening up the gun control debate. speaker boehner is calling for a republican discussion on guns. in a closed door meeting, he did placate conservatives saying he will not do anything major but it is time to depoliticize the gun issue. the nra is ending its silence planning to hold a major news conference on friday. later this morning, president obama will formally announce his new task force on reducing gun violence. that's led by vice president joe biden. more bill coming up after the break. stay with us. let's rock and roll. there is so much going on that every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues
ahead. >> bob: this is tax incentive for movies in michigan. 17 movies are filmed there now. he took advantage including the right winger himself, clint eastwood. "gran tarino" was there. >> kimberly: he's a great american. >> greg: he is hypocritical when he does this. >> dana: he doesn't make movie about capitalism, a love story and then go after the corporate welfare to help the movie studio. >> eric: he did a great -- >> dana: super size him. >> kimberly: he is. >> greg: he shacks the workers and he lives in a mansion and scans the government. he's qualified to be detroit's mayor. are you sure he wasn't campaigning out there? >> dana: they have figured out a way, think of something to bring some industry in here and movie studios. good target. they look for places to film outside of california. why? so expensive. >> dana: take a turn. >> eric: detroit city council woman join watson. >> he went to washington, d.c. he came back home. that is what you do. that's what you do. our people in an overwhelmingly support re-election. >> eric: we voted for obama. quid pro quo. can you talk
that process. >> quick question on the michigan right to debate. there's one democrat who said today that if this right to work initiative is signed into law, quote, there will be blood. since the president weighed in yesterday and obviously made his feelings known, and has talked about changing the tone here in washington and around the country, do you -- does the white house feel any obligation to tell fellow democrats to debate this issue but debate it in a peaceful and -- >> the president believes in, you know, debate that's civil. i haven't seen those comments and i'm not sure that they mean what some would interrupt them to be -- interpret them to be, i just haven't seen them. the president has always opposed so-called right to work laws. as he said, those laws are generally political and not economic. they're more about the right to earn less pay than they are, you know, helpful to our economy. . he presented his views on that issue. ? when we were asking about the chicago teacher's strike before the election, you said it was a local issue and the president has, quote, n
the gentleman from michigan, mr. curson, for five minutes. mr. curson: thank you, mr. chairman. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert material into the record on the subject of representative emanuel cleaver's retirement as chair of the congressional black caucus. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. curson: i, too, offer my congratulations to representative cleaver for his service to all americans as the c.b.c. chair. millions of americans are out of work through no fault of their own. millions of americans are relying on federally funded benefits to make ends meet and -- as the nation starts recovering. these long-term benefits for the unemployed will immediately and completely stop on december 29, 2012, unless we in congress act. there is no phaseout. every individual receiving those benefits now will be cut off cold. the department of labor estimates that over two million americans will lose their emergency benefits at the end of the year, including over 92,000 people in my home state of michi
's plane arriving in redford, michigan. you can see the crowd awaiting his speech as well. he's there to tour the diesel plant. at the top of the hour he's expected to deliver remarks on the economy and the middle class and, of course, making his case, taking it directly to the american people about the need for 98% of americans not to get a tax increase. the top 2% is pushing in negotiations with republicans to actually have those tax cuts expire and to have those tax rates go up for the wealthiest americans. taking it directly to the people as he brings his entourage and message to detroit. >>> football, big monday morning talker, but today the world is watching a certain soccer star in barcelona. amanda davis looks at how messe is turns heads and break word roerdz. >> it's a matter of time, but me messi has done it. broken the goal scoring record that stood for four decades. he's rewriting headlines with his magical performances in front of goal, and now he's written his place firmly into the record books. he's been breaking the hearts of football fans around the world with
santa, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us. >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. experience. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," a call for help. dozens of top executives join northeast governors in demanding congress come up with billions of dollars in sandy aid and do it now. >> nearly seven weeks after the storm, they're telling lawmakers not to leave washington for the holidays without approving that money. it 's friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. congress is feeling new pressure to pass that hurricane sandy aid legislation. that is our top story. >>> also ahead, susan rice shaping up the selection process for the next secretary of state. why the u.n. ambassador, the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, now says she doesn't want the job. >>> and then the stars all have their stylist
reaction? >> my reaction is, first off, on behalf of the entire michigan coalition for responsible gun ownership, first of all, i want to express sympathy to those who have lost loved ones. we have the goal of increasing safety and the reason i ended up in this decision is because we in your legislature what we thought was a common sense change to the create more safety. >> you wanted more guns? >> not more guns, but to allow those of us with licenses to go into more places. that's a little bit different. >> why do you not want to see assault rifles like the ar 15 banned, given they are devastating, they are military-grade weapons in many senses. they cause massive devastation. they can fire four to six bullets a second if primed properly. they can fire a hundred bullets in a minute. if people know what they're doing with them. this shooter took enough bullets to wipe out the entire school of 600 children and he could have done. why do you want these weapons on the streets of america? these are found on the battlefields of sar yafero, of syria? >> my thinking on this, they're out there
in michigan now too. you damn fools here is what you paid for. >> in other words turn them into mulch. >> stephanie: exactly. >> i'm going to filibuster mulch. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: sexy liberal john fugelsang he got in early so he snatched him and we'll have him all next hour as well. and of course in washington, d.c. with january 19th which john fugelsang tickets going incredibly fast. >> incredibly fast especially because now we're going to have to do 400 shows in michigan this year. some see it it could be the last chance to see aisha and hal -- >> stephanie: and chris and jim and jacki are opening the show for us. >> they are. and we're going to share one hotel room. >> we're going to share a mystery machine from scoopby do. >> stephanie: and a huge celebrity on the panel as well. >> joy behar is putting on comics for benefits. listen to this line up, stephanie and chris and jim -- >> stephanie: what? >> monday night at the 92nd street y current will be filming it and it will be joy behar, colin quinn, daryle hammond, susie essman wendy williams judy
in politics. this program is live until 10:00 a.m. tom from michigan is next on the republican line. caller: my name is denison calling from michigan. christmas.y dr. ron paul has stood up courageously for natural rights. and also for the constitutional limits on the general government in washington, d.c. dr. paul has staked out his positions. he doesn't shift at the wind. in a debate, he will stick to the golden rule when the audience is a billing. dr. paul has been a man of principle for decades and can articulate these positions. he brings in the young people. he spoke at the university of michigan back in 2007. he has been courageous in favor of a true free-market capitalism and of foreign policy that is ethical and moral and puts america first. i think in retirement from congress, he will be effective and perhaps we will see greater things coming from him. host: somebody mentioned the former governor of michigan, jennifer granholm, on twitter. she was nominated among others for the political year of 2012. caller: hi. good morning and merry christmas and happy new year. my hero is obama
to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house. >> believe it or not, something may he can plain howard dean's behavior that night. we'll be right back. and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we learned today it's obama versus clinton again. not in the way you might imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown," the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. and th
and love the outdoors, which is why i especially want to highlight our work to protect lake michigan. beginning with the first bill i introduced in the house, the great lakes water protection act, along with my good friends, i'm proud of our efforts to keep lake michigan clean. this legislation would prohibit waste water pollution from running into the great lakes, but our work to protect the 10th district's most cherished natural resource did not stop there. we focused on in supporting great lakes initiative through authoring and supporting funding amendments and advocating its importance, all to make sure this important program to protect the great lakes is adequately funded. i'm proud we have been able to facilitate the cleanup of waukegan harbor. it has finally started under our watch. so much work in getting this accomplished has happened and i want to thank suesey and jerry and cam for their dedicated service for cleaning up the harbor. getting finally lake county's pathway to the great lakes. i also want to highlight another cause which i have been proud to champion and that i
with that. >> i just came from michigan. there's been a resurgence of the auto industry. there was federal money that went into it. without federal money, chrysler and gm would have gone bust. >> the liquidity. like aig -- >> exactly. let me finish. you talk about it's all wasted. that's not true. that's not true. some of it is well spent. and i think you should answer your question. sandy, not named after me, had a major impact on the east coast. there's been a request for help from the federal government. i'm all in favor of accountability. >> but did you have accountability with katrina? i don't think so. it's your constituents that are paying for the wasteful money. if you're coming here telling your constituents, you really don't -- >> no, look, i'm saying, i'm in favor of accountability. >> the congressman from new jersey needs to speak up for the state. >> i'm in favor of accountability. let me finish. after accountability is built in, will you vote yes or no? >> i will be supportive of slaks once we have the accountability in place. >> good. >> work with me on the accountability, f
now yield three minutes to my good friend from the state of michigan, the dean of the house, mr. dingell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for three minutes. mr. dingell: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dingell: i thank my good friend for yielding time. neither he nor i need hair spray. so we could approach thaffer matter with some serenity. but i want to say here i yield to no one in this chamber over what has been done or what i have done on food and drug and safety for the american consuming pub lech. i am the author of the provision that is require food and drug to only market those things which are safe and effective. they don't like this they can take it off the market on that ground. they have not chosen to do so. the only reason is going off the market is because of the fact that it bothers the folk who want the montreal protocol to go into place. now, let's take a lell bet of a look at it. tsh-teak a little bit of a look at it. there are a piddling a
states. host: let's get a republican voice. our next caller is calling from west bloomfield, michigan, on the republican line. good morning. caller: i would like to get your thoughts on a balanced approach and have unbiased taxation by using a flat tax. that way you can calculate the amount of taxes we need for the deficit over 10 years. another point is to control the spending on entitlements by not giving millionaires social security benefits, thereby satisfying president obama's approach. instead of doing it through taxation, he can do it through the entitlements. guest: those are both ideas that have been raised, especially the social security and medicare benefits for the wealthy and potentially might not need them to live off of. one tricky part of that is wealthier americans have been paying these taxes for decades into social security and medicare if and a lot of folks have a problem with the idea of taking away their benefits they have paid for if just because they happen to be more well off. and issued the first caller raised and something to watch is this could really sort
. now we talk about it at 5:00. people read it in the open michigan parents if they had a book like this would have never been reading it in the open. >> bob: why deviant behavior? >> andrea: some consider it diveient. you don't. >> greg: based on a year in his life. >> eric: there are ways to use it in the classroom. here is how you write a book, market it, a lot of people make money. do it in a way we talked about this morning. tall years , progress, feminist movement made, respect for women and then a book like this. does it risk undermining all the progress that's been made? >> dana: the third thing teach people how not to write a novel. it read the first chapter and thought it was so poorly done i couldn't get through it and i went back to my "weekly standard." >> dana: let me ask you something. >> andrea: you have a good opinion on this. is this that men have become so femmennized and women become more masculine where they read a book where a man has take charge role and tie women up, women love it? >> greg: romance novels have been around forever. fabio on the cover of many b
this dramatic scene next. >>> well, scary moments for a man in michigan after his 11-year-old hunting dawn fell through thin ice into a river plunging into the water. his cousin tried pulling the dog to safety but the ice gave way and he fell in as well. >> my wife called 911 and we got the rescue there and -- and my cousin, lance, got waders and went to the dog, the deeper you got out, the more ice was cracking. you couldn't get to him. >> trace: that hound was ultimately stranded for more than an hour but the owner's cousin rubbed his fur and did everything he could to keep him warm. rescuers pulled him to safety and the dog is fine and lucky to have survived. >>> and then t
, pay attention to this. take a look at what is happening in michigan sent in to me on facebook. i didn't know there was a volkin, -- vulcan, michigan. have you got to plow that driveway. 28 degrees. 20 right now. winds not that bad. 7 miles per hour. keep sending me your pictures rick reichmuth on twitter. that is beautiful. what a great picture. going to be a few more scenes like that around the great lakes today. lake-effect snow falling behind the storm. it will be noticeably cooler than yesterday. also going to be breezy today. down towards the southeast a very cool morning across florida. another cool night tonight. in fact we have freeze warnings tonight again in effect across much of florida. especially northern florida. and in towards the northern plains it will be chilly but it will be sunny for the most part. weave will see plenty of sunshine today. out across the west this is where all the action is and parts of central and northern california and areas of oregon as well where we are seeing a lot of rain and snow. l.a. today only a cool 60. might see a few showers moving the
times." host: nancy, our next caller. independent line, michigan. who is this on? society or government? caller: it is the role of everyone in the united states. i am getting rid of my guns. my husband was a police officer. i am getting rid of all of his guns. i do not have the need for them and i do not think that it worked out for -- worked out well for her either. host: that is your personal choice. do you think that the government should follow up on that? should society do what you're doing? caller: it is up to every individual. how has this affected all of us? i think we should all work together to try our best to prevent this from happening ever again. personally, my choice is to get rid of all of the handguns and all of the weapons that were my husband's. the guns are not needed. it is my role, it is your role, it is the role of the government. host: democratic line, manhattan. good morning. cecil, what do you think? caller: all of the people that were harassing teachers about the price of what they charge their states for the work that they do, who would want to be a teacher in
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for democrats. she is calling us from michigan this morning. caller: my comment is, i think we should go over the fiscal cliff and let everybody pay a little bit more in taxes. nothing will happen. will all survive it. host: if we do have to pay more in taxes, how will that affect you? caller: maybe $50 a paycheck, but i think i can handle it. we should stop this class warfare. everybody can pay a little more. host: what do you do? caller: i am a social worker. i make very little money, but i am willing to help to pay off the debt. host: next up from natural on the line for republicans. caller: i am e a republican, i also serve on the thomas commission here. i deal with issues of poverty all the time. -- the homeless commission here. we have no choice but to go over the cliff. necessity is the mother of invention. we have generations born on food stamps and welfare. that is all they know. we have to get people back to work. by cutting entitlements, they will be forced to go back to work. not only am i a republican, i am capitalist. work pays off. host: in the new york post, this editorial --
. nita in michigan. hi. >> caller: how are you today? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i live here in michigan with governor snyder and something about these crazy republicans that he cut our unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: it's like okay. and trying to make it a right to work state. we have democrats -- we as democrats need stand up and tell the republicans no, you're not. we're not going to go through this and we're not going to take it. there's something wrong with them. seriously wrong with policy and everything. now, my question is they want to close -- gitmo. where are they going to put the prisoners. >> stephanie: what? has that been a debate recently? >> caller: it was in the newspaper here last week. >> stephanie: oh i see. >> caller: the concern about gitmo. i know they wanted to put them up -- >> stephanie: i think the fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue. what's going on this morning? why are people mixing their topics together? i don't understand. >> the plan
, speaking of disappeared, whole bunch of michigan's money, $841,145 in taxpayer funded incentives disappeared into the making of that fine motion picture. >> gretchen: coming up, do you remember oliver twist? >> i need more. >> gretchen: some people are asking if democrats are taking the oliver approach to solving our financial problem. stuart varney here to put it in perspective. >> steve: stu. >> brian: didn't realize he was in the monitor. are you smarter than ken jennings? he's here to put you to the test, all thanks to his son. >> we have good news and we have bad news. first the bad news, it's just 28 days until the fiscal cliff deadline. the good news, only 17 days 'til the mayans say we're all going to die! who cares about the fiscal cliff? exactly ! >> steve: remember oliver twist. >> please sir, i need some more. >> steve: i do, too. well, it does seem like democrats are taking the oliver twist approach to solving the nation's financial problems. take a look at this. >> asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. >> asking the wealthiest americans to contribute
oversight. host: in michigan, lawrence is a democrat prepared -- a democrat. caller: as far as all the security and coverage that we have for mental health issues, will there be any more money coming from homeland security for mental health issues? we need better coverage. host: lawrence, before we let you go, do you have any sense how your local community uses, and security grant? what michigan does with the money gets from the federal government? caller: i do know we have politicians the do their best. what exactly do, i'm not sure. guest: the issue of mental health is certainly a major one facing the u.s. ran out and what happened with the tragic incidents as last week underscored the need some for mental health. -- the need for mental health. health and human services, hhs, has units that help state allen local communities address their mental health issues. host: do citizens generally have an idea what their states are using the homeland security grants for? is it on the website or their clearing houses? guest: we issued a report earlier this year that looked specifically at t
pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan, mr. curson, for five minutes. mr. curson: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. curson: thank you. my thanks to the chair. today i rise to recognize mrs. carolyn coleman, executive secretary to the secretary treasurer of the international union u.a.w., on her retirement. as a member of congress, it is both my privilege and honor to recognize mrs. coleman for her many years of service and her contributions which have enriched and strengthened our communities. mrs. coleman brings a lifetime of experience to her current position to the united auto workers, a career which began in july of 1967 in the u.a.w.'s women's department. carolyn's skill and knowledge led her to be selected to premiere assignments. she directly assisted many great union leaders in their important work. including u.a.w. vice president's dick shoemaker, and carl raveson, as well as u.a.w. president owen bieber, and treasurer dennis rayh
: earl is next from grand rapids, michigan, on the republican line. caller: thank you. i find myself hardly ever agreeing with a democrat, but the democratic lady a couple calls ago hit it on behethe hea. i am retired and just got my social security statement for next year. i contributed to the system 47 years. i discovered that a young girl on welfare with three illegitimate children gets $100 more per month from the social security fund and i do. two kids on ssi for $1,300. she never worked a day in her life, she gets $285. and she gets covered by medicare. host: is this someone you know? caller: i notice for a fact. i worked as a volunteer at a social agency where i saw this happen day in and day out. i have witnessed this. host: you think congress needs to pull back on the social security compromises? caller: i think they have to take the people that are not entitled to social security out. of the out -- out of the system. why should we take someone who has dropped out w of societyout who has dropped out of high school? host: another story that we noted at the top of the program.
for charitable giving. back to the phones. jack in allenson, michigan, on our line for independents. go ahead, jack. caller: i want to ask mr. rosenberg if he has ever heard of lincoln electric in cleveland, ohio. host: and why did he wanted to know that? caller: well, they wrote a book, james f. lincoln wrote a book, a new approach to industrial economics where they have no unions. everybody is responsible for their own work. they do peace work. everybody's responsible. everybody has a lifetime job. they get huge pieces of the pie. and ownership is -- the people, the workers, everybody owns the piece of the pie. host: what does this have to do with the fiscal cliff? caller: well, if more -- if more people -- if more industries would go to that, they wouldn't fall off the cliff. everybody would go to work. host: mr. rosenberg? guest: so i haven't heard of that but it sounds like a great place to be and live. i would have to get the name of that again. host: next up is don on the washington redskins. -- "washington journal." caller: i've been on social security for several years now. it's my u
'm flabbergasted that they did that! >> stephanie: yes. mernii in michigan. hi, merni. >> caller: hi steph. i'm going to take you off of speaker. >> stephanie: all right. thank you go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to make a follow-up to one of the things that you just brought up that these businesses like wal-mart and a lot of them don't want to pay more than basically minimum wage and then not even have people working a full -- you know a full workweek. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and basically they -- on top of that they are forcing these people to go and get additional services -- >> stephanie: yeah i just read the story corporate profits literally an at all-time high. >> caller: exactly. yeah, and it's just frustrating because then wal-mart and these other businesses are going to the government and saying they need help with trying to provide healthcare for their workers and other things and it's kind of like, you know if you don't want to provide welfare for the lower-class people, why would you think you are entitled to making all of these profits that you are?
. host: ? writes -- josh rogin writes -- brian is with us from michigan. republican line. caller: good morning. one of the questions i have had since the beginning is where was the president and secretary of state? did they see this going down in real time? i have not heard that question asked. i hope you can answer both questions. why did these recent three or four leave the state department? what did they do wrong to leave? will they be subpoenaed, will they be asked to come and testify? guest: as for real-time surveillance, what we know now is that there was some surveillance of the attack. apparently there was an unarmed drone that was quickly deploy that captured some of the attack. we also learned that there was testimony that the deputy assistant secretary who was in charge of the embassy security was monitoring these events in real time along with a couple of other people. we are not sure whether the cia and defense department were monitoring, but it is possible they were. president obama had a full schedule. he was in the middle of the campaign that day. he was being briefed b
? >> we're looking for university of michigan, and it should come out momentarily. 72.9. so 72.9 on university of michigan sentiment survey. of course, this is the december final. it's going to be comped to 74.5. but that's a little bit disingenuous. it really should be comped at 82.7. that was the final reit to last month. we definitely take a bit of a backup here. how does 72.9 fit in. we vice president been below 72 point 9 since july. it was 72.3. maybe a little bit of a disappointment. of course, last night's issue with the vote, obviously didn't make the survey. but it will make the survey of what the markets try to define for the rest of the day. back to you. >> all right. thank you, rick santelli. jim, you know, let's talk about what's on "mad" tonight. >> tipco is one of these stocks, there's a bunch of them, i mentioned red hat. these are companies, s.a.p., oracle, you bring them in and you save money. you go to harrah's, and it's put together by their team. you know when you go into amazon, david let's say you like books on gardening, the next thing i know it puts yo
will be poised for another big financial crisis. host: john joins us from michigan. independent. caller: good morning. thank you for educating people on your television show. we live in a community where we are experiencing exactly what you're talking about, particularly businesses, and i am talking big businesses. they do not like where the doors are located, or this department over here, and what they are doing is restricting jobs and tax base. i would encourage people to get involved in your institute and fight this because it is not doing anything for the economy or our country. merry christmas to everybody. host: john, thank you for the call. what is the history of the cato institute, founded in 1977? guest: it was founded to promote liberty and economic freedom, starting in san francisco, and then move into washington, d.c. milton friedman admitted the kindle institute has never sold out. we still work for liberty and freedom. i've been working with the cato institute since 1995 and full time since 2007. host: mary, fort washington, maryland. democrat. caller: i would suggest thinking t
: brought in from michigan, democrats line. caller: the president -- it used to be that if you or against him, you were for terrorists. now that it is obama, we still have a war in afghanistan that we are finishing up keeping the republicans are not saying anything about being against the american people. in my view, they are being terrorists. someone has to do what mother jones says. their religion is to keep the poor people from killing the rich. thank you. host: you can also join us on facebook. we are asking what is your message to congress today? should the president and lawmakers porch of compromise, or should we go over the cliff? this is from our twitter account. "please let us keep our unemployment benefits and do something about that whole milk staff will. that is all i asked." that is reporting to the farm bill. next, ohio, republican line -- go ahead, please. caller: yes, in the mother of three navy seals serving our country. with the sequestration they are putting in place, at it is going to be something that brings a lot of military personnel home with no job, and i feel tha
: philip. michigan. democratic caller. caller: thank you. this is not so much a tax question. i used to work for a food company in 1972 that was very large, employing 3000 or more, closing in 1985. people here have lost their jobs. why does the government not do something to cut their jobs? for instance, do we really need the cia, the federal marshals here and there? why do they not get the federal bureau to cover everything? host: that is philip's idea. on twitter, a follow-up with the small-business owner we heard from, saying they eliminated business averaging which is hopeful to small businesses with fluctuating income. guest: it guest: under income averaging, if you have a fluctuating in a come -- income, you pay low rates when your income is low, high rates when your income is high. the average maybe higher than if you had constant and come over that time. income averaging the be the ability to average over years and pay tax at a rate equal to the harvard marginal rates that would apply to your average income. it was an attempt to address the fluctuating income problem. host: m
, states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida, michigan. another bright spot, the nation's biggest homebuilder, toll brothers, reporting orders rising sharply. >> the mortgage rate, the best time. a steal. >> reporter: david muir, abc new, new york. >> look at the fact that the housing collapse in this country was one of the reason we went into recession, the hard-hit states, primarily florida, nevada, california. it's good to see the states bouncing back. a lot of good news in there. hope a soon of things to come. things get back to somewhat normal after the, the recession continues to ease. that's good news. worth highlighting. >> mortgage rates at historic lows. you have to get your home to appraise for more than what you paid for it. ideally. >> ideally. no. you have to. you can't be upside down. you cannot refinance. >>> also on the upswing, the number of women in some of the country's best paid, most prestigious jobs. new numbers show that women -- let's hear it for the ladies -- now account for a third of doctors and lawyers making huge strides. >> yip,
from oh, my god, my french pronunciation. grand blanc, michigan. >> "grand blank"? >> probably "grand blank". >> you guys are a hoot. it's grand blanc but they think it's gran blanc. toe that line. let's face it, guys. these guys take advantage of every low-life there is out there as far as money. big money, big money, big money. it's time that the american people tell the president -- they did through the election. he won in a landslide. >> bill: you got it. you got it. i agree, sarah, mr. president, you won. be strong. >> this is "the bill press show." my god, look at this national debt. we can't do this. they'll try to kill social security, medicare and everything they've always wanted to kill in the first place. about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side i
because that's what the 10th district expects. stretching north along lake michigan, the -- from chicago to waukegan, from libertyville, pal tyne east to lake forest and lake bluff, highland park west through buffalo grove and long grove, i've been fortunate to represent a diverse condition gregsal district that asks its lawmakers in washington to tackle a wide ranging agenda. with so many good people at home in the 10th district and here in the united states congress, we have been able to achieve a number of things i will forever be proud of. in the house of representatives, we've kept a sustained focus on job creation and on creating a climate that better helps the private sector grow. i believe that this represents the best path to ensuring sustained economic opportunity and upward mobility for millions of americans. the house has passed over 30 bills that focus on job creation. i'm pleased that the house unanimously passed the jobs focused initiative that i introduced, the global investment in american jobsing at this bill earns strong bipartisan support and i look forward to it hope
that and do it quickly. host: a few minutes left with our guest. curt in flint, michigan. caller: good morning. one quick comment. then i will hang up. criminals do not care what laws you put in, they will get the weapons, get whatever they need to get the job done. thank you. goodbye. guest: that is certainly true to the extent that that is how criminals think. this is a problem that people disagree with what the solution will be, the problem being gun violence like the shooting on friday. if we all agreed on exactly what the solution work, then congress would pass it tomorrow, but they do not agree. i think we will see a debate about the most effective solutions. do they have to do with mental health? when the ding the supply of fire arms? the combination? are there other things that can be done? -- limiting the supply of fire arms. host: this is a tweet in one to build a question from it. do you have a definition of an assault and gun rifle, and whether or not you do or not, as well could the president change the definition of assault? guest: that is a fascinating question. if you look at l
from chase. >>> in michigan, republican governor rick snyder has signed a new abortion bill into law. the controversial measure requires any clinic that performs more than 120 abortions a year to become a licensed freestanding surge tall outpatient facility. also is looking to take steps to ensure that pregnant women are "not being coerced into a decision." supporters say the bill which takes effect march 31 protect the health of patients. critics argue it will force clinics to shut down and restrict access for women. >>> it's now very easy to get prescription drugs in this country. some blame so-called pillmills for that. georgia is home to many of these pain management clinics. the "wall street journal" reports the number has grown from fewer than ten just two years ago to 125 across the state today. earlier christi paul talked with georgia's attorney general about ways to shut down the pill mills. >> clearly this wasn't a problem two, three years ago when everything was occurring in florida. but as florida has in fact passed the necessary legislation, they then moved north. when g
for christmas. fedex issued a service advisory over the weekend it expects delivery issues in iowa, michigan, wisconsin and nebraska. fedex has contingency plans in place. no service advisories on ups or postal service websites. a big part of this is shippers have had a huge increase in volume this holiday season, and that's because of a huge surge in online shopping. so, you know, all of these online sites are reporting some of their biggest single days ever, and so that means the shipping places are also feeling the effects. ups made 28 million deliveries last thursday. fedex moved 19 million packages on its busiest day. it's a busy time in the shipping business. suzanne. >> all right. have a great holiday. >> you, too. >>> the raging debate is should we put armed guards in every american school? in some countries it happens already. we go live to israel to see how they keep their kids safe inle school. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's g
limit. we have to recognize many of the second homes are in places like michigan, wisconsin, arkansas, where people are looking for a weekend fishing lodge. very not the hamptons or expensive homes in beverly hills. many homes are scattered in the midwest. host: our first call for lawrence yun comes from dan in virginia beach, virginia. caller: i'm interested in this topic, especially being under water. but not terribly under water. some time ago, the president suggested that all the banks or lenders should forgive the difference between where the market is and what they borrowed. bankught, there's not one on earth that will do that. here's an idea. i pay $135 a month in my payment for private mortgage insurance. since i have had this home loan, it's over $6,000 that has gone through this private mortgage insurance. i thought, if the president wants to do that will lower my payment or increase my payment and that would be a better way to move the housing market forward. i am interested in any comment on that matter. guest: the first think most people would agree on is that market inte
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